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    WELLMAN, TEXAS

    Terry County, Panhandle / West Texas
    Highway 62/385 and FM 213 and FM 303
    About 12 Miles SW of Brownfield
    About 50 Miles SW of Lubbock

    Population: 203(2010) 239(2000)

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    Wellman Tx Eatery
    Wellman Eatery
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2011
    History in a Pecan Shell

    Named after an “official” of the Santa Fe railroad (no first name known), Wellman appeared around 1918 as a shipping point. There were enough children in the vicinity to warrant a school, which opened in 1923. A post office was granted in 1925 and a Church of Christ was established in 1928.

    During the Great Depression, Wellman had a population of just 40, but by 1940 it had grown to 200 residents. It has remained around that level (or slightly more) ever since.
    Wellman Tx - Waiting For Cotton
    Waiting For Cotton
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2011
    Wellman Tx Mill
    Mill
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2011
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    Wellman Grocery & Grill
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2011
    Wellman TX Welcom Sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2011
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    Terry County Texas 1920 Map
    Terry County 1920 Map showng Wellman
    (Below "E" in "TERRY". SW of Brownfield)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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